Midori Mitamura

三田村光土里

LIFE - in the lake -

ライフ - 湖にて-

Exhibition "Smooth rupture Japan"

2002
Kunstraum Innsbruck / Innsbruck, Austria







Photo of the lake: Photo with the speaker panel
Video: 3minutes
Visitors can drink beers for watching the video.
The sound of the video is coming from the photo mounted by the speaker panel.


                                                                

One day, I encountered the boat race at the lake in a German city.
The boats were getting into the goal in tern, with the shout of joy.
On the front side of them, ducks are swimming with relaxed attitude.
They look like as if they say, "It is not my business"

I was drinking beer as looking at this scene.

One year after, I tried to visit this lake again.
I also met the ducks that were swimming in the calm lake.
I was wondering  how many hundreds of years this view of the ducks in this lake had never changed and won’t change.
I was also drinking beer with looking this scene.
Only the shout of joy getting back from the boat race one year ago, echoed in my ears at that moment.
One day, I encountered the boat race at the lake in a German city.
The boats were getting into the goal in tern, with the shout of joy.
On the front side of them, ducks are swimming with relaxed attitude.
They look like as if they say, "It is not my business"

I was drinking beer as looking at this scene.

One year after, I tried to visit this lake again.
I also met the ducks that were swimming in the calm lake.
I was wondering  how many hundreds of years this view of the ducks in this lake had never changed and won’t change.
I was also drinking beer with looking this scene.
Only the shout of joy getting back from the boat race one year ago, echoed in my ears at that moment.
One day, I encountered the boat race at the lake in a German city.
The boats were getting into the goal in tern, with the shout of joy.
On the front side of them, ducks are swimming with relaxed attitude.
They look like as if they say, "It is not my business"

I was drinking beer as looking at this scene.

One year after, I tried to visit this lake again.
I also met the ducks that were swimming in the calm lake.
I was wondering  how many hundreds of years this view of the ducks in this lake had never changed and won’t change.
I was also drinking beer with looking this scene.
Only the shout of joy getting back from the boat race one year ago, echoed in my ears at that moment.
One day, I encountered the boat race at the lake in a German city.
The boats were getting into the goal in tern, with the shout of joy.
On the front side of them, ducks are swimming with relaxed attitude.
They look like as if they say, "It is not my business"

I was drinking beer as looking at this scene.

One year after, I tried to visit this lake again.
I also met the ducks that were swimming in the calm lake.
I was wondering  how many hundreds of years this view of the ducks in this lake had never changed and won’t change.
I was also drinking beer with looking this scene.
Only the shout of joy getting back from the boat race one year ago, echoed in my ears at that moment.
One day, I encountered the boat race at the lake in a German city.
The boats were getting into the goal in tern, with the shout of joy.
On the front side of them, ducks are swimming with relaxed attitude.
They look like as if they say, "It is not my business"

I was drinking beer as looking at this scene.

One year after, I tried to visit this lake again.
I also met the ducks that were swimming in the calm lake.
I was wondering  how many hundreds of years this view of the ducks in this lake had never changed and won’t change.
I was also drinking beer with looking this scene.
Only the shout of joy getting back from the boat race one year ago, echoed in my ears at that moment.
One day, I encountered the boat race at the lake in a German city.
The boats were getting into the goal in tern, with the shout of joy.
On the front side of them, ducks are swimming with relaxed attitude.
They look like as if they say, "It is not my business"

I was drinking beer as looking at this scene.

One year after, I tried to visit this lake again.
I also met the ducks that were swimming in the calm lake.
I was wondering  how many hundreds of years this view of the ducks in this lake had never changed and won’t change.
I was also drinking beer with looking this scene.
Only the shout of joy getting back from the boat race one year ago, echoed in my ears at that moment.
One day, I encountered the boat race at the lake in Germany.
The boats were getting into the goal in turn with a shout of joy.
On the front side of them, ducks are swimming with a relaxed attitude.
They look like as if they say, "It is not my business"

I was drinking beer as looking at this scene.

One year after, I tried to visit this lake again.
Ducks were swimming in the calm lake.
I was wondering  how many hundreds of years this scene of ducks on this lake had never changed or won’t change.
I was also drinking beer with looking at this scene.
Only a shout of joy coming from
the boat race of one year ago, echoed in my ears at that moment.

ライフ −湖にて−

2002 
展覧会 "Smooth Rupture, Japan"
クンストラム・インスブルック / オーストリア

ボートレースのヴィデオ: 3分
湖の写真: フォトスピーカーパネル 


観客はビールを飲みながらヴィデオを鑑賞してリラックスする。
ビデオの音はスピーカー兼用の湖の写真から流れている。



ドイツ、ハノーヴァーの湖で遭遇した手こぎのボートレース。
威勢良く湧き上がる歓声とともに、次々とボートがゴールする。
その手前では鴨たちが「我、関せず」と云った様子で悠々と泳いでいる。

私はビアスタンドでビール片手にこの光景を眺めていた。

1年後同じ場所を訪れると、静寂な湖に相変わらずたたずむ鴨の姿があった。
この湖に生きる鴨たちの光景は、いったい何百年前からこのままなのだろう。

一瞬のボートレースが私たちの人生を象徴するかのように、時間は大きくゆったりと流れている。

この時もまた私は、ビアスタンドでビール片手にこの静かな湖の風景を眺めていた。
一年前のボートレースの歓声だけが耳元でこだましていた。